Interest in Cophahue project in Argentina by two companies
Pampa Energía and Grupo Minero Aconcagua, submitted letters of interest for the development of the 30MW Copahue geothermal plant planned for Argentina's Neuquén province.
In addition to an earlier post, here a note on the Copahue project with a few more details. Published by BN Americas.
“Two firms,and Grupo Minero Aconcagua, submitted letters of interest for the development of the 30MW Copahue geothermal plant planned for Argentina’s Neuquén province.
Argentine company Benito Riggs e Hijos, which had purchased the initial data package, declined to participate in the process, Neuquén’s provincial press office said in a statement.
Investment in the project, set for construction at the Las Mellizas mine in Copahue, is expected to reach US$60mn. The plant’s capacity could eventually be increased to 60MW.
Las Mellizas mine is 380km from the city of Neuquén at an altitude of 2,000m. A 55km transmission line will connect the geothermal plant to the country’s national grid.
Initial development at the 1.2km2 Copahue geothermal block was first launched in 1998, and three exploratory wells have been drilled to date.
Source: BN Americas